There's no denying the appeal of a classic banana split—ice cream, bananas, whipped cream, plenty of flavored syrups, and maraschino cherries. Christopher Hirsheimer

You could turn into a pillar of fudge if you eat one of these—but if you have a sweet tooth, this will satisfy it for sure.

Yield: serves 1


  • 1 banana
  • 1 scoop each of vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry ice cream
  • English walnut syrup
  • <a href=””>Black/ walnut syrup</a>
  • Pineapple syrup
  • Strawberry syrup
  • Chocolate syrup
  • Whipped cream
  • Maraschino cherries


  1. Peel banana and split it into 3 lengthwise slices. Place in the bottom of a banana-split dish.
  2. Put scoops of ice cream on top of bananas. Spoon walnut syrup and black walnut sauce over all 3 scoops of ice cream.
  3. Follow this with pineapple syrup on strawberry ice cream, strawberry syrup on chocolate ice cream, and chocolate syrup on vanilla ice cream.
  4. Finally, top with whipped cream and a few maraschino cherries.